GDPR and Recipes Ideas for the Long Weekend



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It’s been quite a few months since I’ve done a post. Time flies, and the blog has taken a back seat to so many other little things going on in my life.

The good news is that I’ve been collecting a lot of content and hopefully will get back into the swing of things very soon. Finally, with the long weekend coming up, I wanted to do a quick post about the two cookbooks that I’m currently in love with. Here they are, in case you need some recipe inspiration for the weekend.

Bravetart by Stella Parks

I recently made the snickerdoodle cookies. They are chewy and buttery with a double dose of cinnamon. I also made the upside-down pineapple cut out cake made with fresh pineapple, coconut milk, and rum. What’s not to like? I’m planning on making the blondies with malted milk and white chocolate this weekend.

Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe via Serious Eats


Snickerdoodles from Bravetart


upside-down pineapple cut out cake
Upside-Down Pineapple Cut Out Cake from Bravetart

Downtime by Nadine Levy Redzepi

I’m obsessed with the Do-It-All Cake, and have made it numerous times. I served it with roasted buttered sour cherries. Another dessert recipe that was a hit with my coworkers was the brownies with flaky sea salt and white chocolate. They are dense, chewy, and so satisfying. On the savory side, I made the roast chicken with potatoes and thyme, and the baked salmon with thyme and thin potatoes. These two dishes are fit for a weeknight dinner or a weekend dinner party. Make sure to watch Ugly Delicious Episode 3 on Netflix to get a closer look at Nadine’s cooking style.

Baked Salmon with Thyme and Sweet Potatoes Recipe via The Guardian

Do-It-All Cake Recipe via Food52

Roasted Buttered Sour Cherries Recipe via Bon Appetit


Cake and Sour Cherries
Do-It-All Cake from Downtime
Sour Cherries
Roasted Buttered Sour Cherries



Happy cooking!


Author: onevanillabean

I have loved cooking and baking since I was 5 years old. It was the one activity that I would share with all my extended family. Like most people, I love traveling. I love visiting the markets, exploring unknown ingredients, and bringing them back home with me for inspiration. I find that recipes with simple and pure ingredients yield the best results.

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